Coffee Middle Soccer Finishes Preseason with Scrimmage Play Day

Pink Soccer ballA Warren County goal in the 29th minute spoiled a perfect play day record for the Coffee County Middle School varsity soccer team on Saturday at CCMS. The Lady Raiders got a goal on their Pioneer rivals in the 19th minute from 6th grader Anna Amado to give the Lady Raiders a lead two-thirds of the way through the contest. Warren County got a one on one breakaway on a beautiful through ball to knot the score with a minute remaining to achieve the 1 to 1 draw. The varsity got a 3 to 0 win earlier in the day over DeKalb County to finish their “Kickin Cancer” play day with a record of 1-0-1. Marley Perry, Julia Duncan and Jade Arnold found the back of the net for the Lady Raiders.
The JV Lady Raiders were 1 & 1 on the day as they dropped a 3 to 1 decision to Siegel even though they dominated possession for most of the game. Kyleigh Harner scored the lone goal for Coffee County. In the second JV game, the Lady Raiders rebounded to shut out Harris 2 to 0 as Harner and Amado scored for Coffee County.
A big crowd was on hand for the play day which featured Coffee County in pink jerseys and the use of pink balls. Coach Travis O’Kelley said that a portion of the proceeds from the play day are donated to the Middle Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. “Breast cancer is something that has touched many of our families” said O’Kelley.
Though the Lady Raiders passed the ball well, Coach O’Kelley stressed the need to improve their spacing and marking this week in practice. Coffee County opens the season on Thursday as they travel to Shelbyville to take on Harris in a big conference match. The game is a rematch of last season’s CTC Conference Tournament final that Harris won 1 to 0 which was the lone loss of the season for Coffee County. Kickoff between these bitter rivals is set for 6:00 PM.